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eThekwini’s Green and Ecological Infrastructure Policy Landscape

Towards a Deeper Understanding

Authors: Meissner, Richard

  • Discusses the role and function of paradigms and theories in the science–policy interface
  • Presents the application of the PULSE3 framework in providing a deeper understanding of policy issues and any political level
  • Contains a chapter on eThekwini’s green and ecological infrastructure policy landscape and how science informs policy
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About this book

This book offers the reader a deeper understanding of the eThekwini Metropolitan Municipality’s green and ecological infrastructure policy landscape. The author utilises the PULSE3 analytical framework to conduct an in-depth examination and to show how experts frame and implement the municipality’s green and ecological infrastructure strategies and projects. Although the initial purpose of this book was to investigate the role of green and ecological infrastructures in eThekwini’s water security aspirations, the author realised that climate change adaptation and mitigation play a more central role in motivating the municipality to develop and implement such science-driven projects. To be sure, science that is informed by a positivist paradigm, guides how, where and when the municipality should develop green and ecological infrastructures. Furthermore, a positivistic stance is generated in this policy landscape, where science and politics meet at a local government level, and the book offers an insight into the science–policy interface, as well as the normative and value orientations that positivism often ignores. The book also shows the usefulness of the PULSE3 framework and how it can assist scientists in all fields to gain a deeper understanding of the complications that are faced by humankind. This book fills a market gap by providing a view of how scientists think about problems and how to solve them by using established paradigms and theories.

About the authors

Richard Meissner is a senior researcher and water scientist at the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) in South Africa, where he holds a PhD in international politics from the University of Pretoria. Meissner specialises in the analysis of trans-boundary river basins focusing on the complexities and interactions between and among non-state actors (individuals, interest groups, businesses, and non-governmental organisations), international organisations, and state/government organs.

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eBook 96,29 €
price for France (gross)
  • The eBook version of this title will be available soon
  • à paraître: 10 novembre 2020
  • ISBN 978-3-030-53051-8
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  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
Hardcover 126,59 €
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  • à paraître: 10 novembre 2020
  • ISBN 978-3-030-53050-1
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Immediate ebook access, if available*, with your print order
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
eThekwini’s Green and Ecological Infrastructure Policy Landscape
Book Subtitle
Towards a Deeper Understanding
Authors
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-53051-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-53051-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-53050-1
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVII, 294
Number of Illustrations
18 b/w illustrations, 40 illustrations in colour
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